Endangered Species; File No. 15552, 4635-4636 [2011-1632]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices domestic fisheries policy and regulations. Scientists outside of NOAA who affix or implant archival tags must obtain prior authorization from NOAA and submit subsequent reports about the tagging of fish. NOAA needs this information to evaluate the effectiveness of archival tag programs, to assess the likely impact of regulatory allowances for tag recovery, and to ensure that the research does not produce excessive mortality. II. Method of Collection Tags and associated information are either mailed in to NOAA and/or information may be collected via telephone. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0338. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 32. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for reporting an archival tag recovery (25 respondents); 40 minutes each for notification of planned archival tagging activity and three reports (2 interim reports and 1 annual report) (7 respondents). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 [FR Doc. 2011–1514 Filed 1–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Expenditure Survey of Golden Crab Fishermen in the U.S. South Atlantic Region National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Jkt 223001 II. Method of Collection A standardized survey will be administered via in-person, telephone and/or mail to all fishermen participating in the fishery. III. Data Notice. The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 28, 2011. DATES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: IV. Request for Comments VerDate Mar<15>2010 Dated: January 20, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 4635 Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Dr. Scott Crosson, (305) 361– 4468 or scott.crosson@noaa.gov. OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 20, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–1515 Filed 1–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect economic information from golden-crab landing commercial fishermen in the U.S. South Atlantic region. The data gathered will be used to evaluate the likely economic impacts of management proposals. In addition, the information will be used to satisfy legal mandates under Executive Order 12898, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act, and other pertinent statues. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RIN 0648–XA173 Endangered Species; File No. 15552 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Fisheries Science Center SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 4636 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / Notices (SEFSC) [Bonnie Ponwith: Responsible Party], 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149, has applied in due form for a permit to take green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and unidentified hardshell sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before February 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 15552 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 713–2289; fax (301) 713–0376; and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727) 824–5312; fax (727) 824–5309. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Cairns or Amy Hapeman, (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). The proposed research would allow the applicant to monitor the take of green, loggerhead, hawksbill, leatherback, Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley, and unidentified hardshell sea turtles by observed commercial fisheries and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Jan 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 collect data to estimate bycatch and its effects on sea turtle sub-populations. Annually, up to 94 green, 731 loggerhead, 163 Kemp’s ridley, 76 hawksbill, 255 leatherback, and 120 olive ridley/unknown hardshell sea turtles would be handled, identified, photographed, measured, weighed, flipper and passive integrated transponder tagged, temporarily marked, skin biopsied, and released. The permit would authorize SEFSC certified observers to collect data on juvenile, sub-adult, and adult sea turtles incidentally captured in commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and the East coast of the United States. These efforts would aid in the development and refinement of management efforts to recover these species. The sampling would be conducted year-round for five years from the date of issuance of the permit. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 21, 2011. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Tuesday, February 8, 2010 10 a.m.–12 noon & 1:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.—The Reef Fish Management Committee will receive an update of the 2010 red snapper landings and status of the regulatory amendment; review the mutton snapper and goliath grouper benchmark assessments; review the rerun of the gag update assessment; review the goliath grouper assessment; discuss the impact of observed discard estimates on the red grouper stock assessment; review an options paper for a red snapper regulatory amendment to adjust the fall closing date and allow for weekend openings; receive a report on the Limited Access Privilege Program Advisory Panel meeting; discuss the individual fishing quota finance program; review the Greater Amberjack Regulatory Amendment for final action; and review an individual fishing quota discussion paper. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agendas may come before the Council and Committees for discussion, in accordance with the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Actions of the Council and Committees will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agendas and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. The established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of discussion relevant to the agenda items. In order to [FR Doc. 2011–1632 Filed 1–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA158 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council); Public Meetings; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of addendum to a meeting notice. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene public meetings. Additional items have been added to the agenda. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meetings will be held February 7–10, 2011. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Courtyard Marriott, 1600 E. Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Stephen Bortone, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The original notice published in the Federal Register on January 20, 2011 (76 FR 3616). The agenda for the days that the additional items occur is being republished. All other information that was previously published remains unchanged. Council Wednesday, February 9, 2011 4 p.m.–6 p.m.—The Council will receive public testimony on exempted fishing permits (EFPs),if any; Final Action on the Greater Amberjack Regulatory amendment; and hold an open public comment period regarding any fishery issue of concern. People wishing to speak before the Council should complete a public comment card prior to the comment period. Committees E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XA173


Endangered Species; File No. 15552

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the National Marine Fisheries 
Service Southeast Fisheries Science Center

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(SEFSC) [Bonnie Ponwith: Responsible Party], 75 Virginia Beach Drive, 
Miami, FL 33149, has applied in due form for a permit to take green 
(Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerhead 
(Caretta caretta), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), olive ridley 
(Lepidochelys olivacea), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), and 
unidentified hardshell sea turtles for purposes of scientific research.

DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before February 25, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for 
review by selecting ``Records Open for Public Comment'' from the 
Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species 
(APPS) home page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File 
No. 15552 from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available upon written request or by 
appointment in the following offices:
    Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 
20910; phone (301) 713-2289; fax (301) 713-0376; and
    Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, 
Florida 33701; phone (727) 824-5312; fax (727) 824-5309.
    Written comments on this application should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, at the address 
listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713-
0376, or by e-mail to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the 
File No. in the subject line of the email comment.
    Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a 
written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education 
Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the 
specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be 
appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Cairns or Amy Hapeman, (301) 
713-2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the 
authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, 
importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 
222-226).
    The proposed research would allow the applicant to monitor the take 
of green, loggerhead, hawksbill, leatherback, Kemp's ridley, olive 
ridley, and unidentified hardshell sea turtles by observed commercial 
fisheries and collect data to estimate bycatch and its effects on sea 
turtle sub-populations. Annually, up to 94 green, 731 loggerhead, 163 
Kemp's ridley, 76 hawksbill, 255 leatherback, and 120 olive ridley/
unknown hardshell sea turtles would be handled, identified, 
photographed, measured, weighed, flipper and passive integrated 
transponder tagged, temporarily marked, skin biopsied, and released. 
The permit would authorize SEFSC certified observers to collect data on 
juvenile, sub-adult, and adult sea turtles incidentally captured in 
commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and the East coast of the 
United States. These efforts would aid in the development and 
refinement of management efforts to recover these species. The sampling 
would be conducted year-round for five years from the date of issuance 
of the permit.

    Dated: January 21, 2011.
P. Michael Payne,
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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